Wiz Khalifa Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested yesterday (25 May) for marijuana possession, after security stopped the musician at El Paso airport, Texas.

He was jailed for a few hours, consequently delaying the release of his mixtape, 28 Grams. He was charged with misdemeanour possession of 0.5 grams of pot, according to a statement, and released on a bond of $300 (£178).

Khalifa – who was in El Paso to perform at Neon Desert music festival this weekend – was initially stopped because Transportation Security Administration discovered that he was travelling without identification.

“[This] led to him being sent for secondary screening,” officials explained.

“During that screening, the TSA officer located a metal container inside of the backpack which contained a prohibited item.”

– Read the entire article The Independent.